Post doctoral Contract in Dynamic Control: DyCon Project


The Chair of Computational Mathematics led by Enrique Zuazua (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain – DeustoTech Research Center, Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain) offers a postdoctoral position to carry out mathematical and computational research, with excellent facilities within a world-wide academic and industrial-technological network.

This position is funded by the European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant “DYCON – Dynamic Control”.

Research activities will be focused in some of the priority lines of the project, that will be identified accordingly to the candidate’s profile.

Faculty or centre

DeustoTech, University of Deusto, Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain.

Job Summary

The European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant “DYCON – Dynamic Control”, coordinated by Enrique Zuazua at DeustoTech (University of Deusto, Bilbao – Basque Country – Spain), aims to develop a multifold research agenda in the broad area of Control of Partial Differential Equations (PDE) and their numerical approximation methods to contribute with new key theoretical methods and results, and to develop the corresponding computational software. This project identifies six key topics:

  • Control of parameter dependent problems
  • Long finite time horizon control
  • Control under constraints
  • Inverse design of time-irreversible models
  • Memory models and hybrid PDE/ODE models
  • The links between finite and infinite-dimensional dynamical systems and gathering all contributions develops a Computational Software platform

The chosen postdoc researcher will carry out mathematical and/or computational research on some of the main scientific priorities of DYCON in a multidisciplinary and international environment with excellent facilities.

Job Description

The chosen postdoc researcher will carry out mathematical and/or computational research, with excellent facilities and world-wide academic and industrial-technological network, in DeustoTech (Bilbao – Basque Country – Spain) in some of the priority lines of the project, that will be identified accordingly to the candidate’s profile.

Main Research Fields

  • Mathematics
  • Computational mathematics
  • Control theory
  • Scientific Computing

Places available: 1

Estimated period: 12 months from November 2019 (or earlier if availability allows).

Campus: Bilbao


Starting date is September, 2019 or earlier, if possible. The annual gross salary will be 29.500,00 € and local tax regulations will be applied on this amount. The contract includes Spanish Social Security and healthcare public plans.


  • PhD Thesis in Mathematics, Physics, Informatics, Engineering or closely related areas, with emphasis on Partial Differential Equations, Control theory, Numerical Analysis and/or Scientific Computing
  • Able to work in a highly motivated environment
  • Strong team working & communication skills
  • Good written English skills
  • Driven, independent personality

We offer

A temporary contract in Bilbao, University of Deusto, at a stimulating work environment within a highly motivated multidisciplinary team. Possibilities to continue a research career depending on performance.

Additional job details

For more information please visit the DyCon webpage (, or contact Prof. Enrique Zuazua ( for additional information on the research topics or any other query.

Application Process

If you are interested in this position, please provide the following information in the application platform open for this call in here, providing the following documentation:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Brief research proposal aligned with DyCon objectives
  • Contact Information for two or three references
  • Complementary material
  • First call ends the 19th July 2019. The Laboratory Deustotech at the University of Deusto in Bilbao (Spain) reserves the right for justified reasons to leave the positions open, to extend the application period and to consider candidates who have not submitted applications during the application period.

    Job location: 
    Avenida de las Universidades 24
    48007 Bilbao Spain
    Contact and application information
    Friday, July 19, 2019
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